Histcon.se Time, Memory and Representation Tid, Minne, Representation

A Multidisciplinary Program on Transformations in Historical Consciousness

Ett mångdisciplinärt forskningsprogram om historiemedvetandets förvandlingar


Call for papers: Second Annual Conference of the Memory Studies Association

Published on 16 May, 2017

Copenhagen, 14-16 December 2017
Copenhagen, 14-16 December 2017

Excerpt from the cfp:

How can memory studies continue to conceptualize the deterritorialized, fluid and transnational aspects of collective memory without abolishing the validity of the founding ideas of memory studies?

Acknowledging the fact that memories relate not only to the presence of the past but also to imaginations of the future, how can we define the productive power of memory?

Should memory studies merely be perceived as descriptive or should it also have an impact on actual political debates?

Confirmed keynote speakers and participants of this conference include:

  • Marianne Hirsch (Columbia University)
  • filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer (“The Act of Killing” and “The Look of Silence”)
  • Jan Gross (Princeton University)
  • Ann Rigney (University of Utrecht)
  • Fionnuala Dillane (University College of Dublin)
  • Stef Craps (University of Ghent)
  • Daniel Levy (Stony Brook University, New York)
  • Siobhan Kattago (University of Tartu)
  • Astrid Erll (Goethe-University Frankfurt)
  • Jeffrey Olick (University of Virginia)
  • Emilie Pine (University College of Dublin)
  • Barbara Törnquist-Plewa (University of Lund)
  • William Hirst (The New School, New York)
  • Wulf Kansteiner (University of Aarhus)
  • Silke Arnold-de Simine (Birkbeck, London)
More information and instructions for abstract submissions can be found here.

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